Outstanding practice recognised for its exceptional IP capabilities. Caters to an impressive client base of discerning national and multinational companies hailing from the food and beverage, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. Highly knowledgeable of contentious matters concerning patents and trade marks, such as infringement suits and nullity actions. Benefits from additional expertise in trade mark portfolio management and image rights issues.
Name partner Jacques Labrunie is held in the highest esteem for his knowledge of IP matters, as one source enthuses: "He is super experienced, has a great track record in the market and knows a lot about everything. He is one of the great references for IP matters in Brazil and is my go-to lawyer for in-depth opinions or particularly complex issues." He has a sterling reputation for his ability to handle sophisticated contentious IP mandates, with a focus on matters concerning patents.
"Dynamic" partner João Vieira da Cunha is appreciated by clients and peers alike for his considerable IP expertise, with one remarking:"He is an absolute expert and is very knowledgeable of the subject matter." He is skilled at representing clients in a diverse range of IP matters, including trade mark and patent infringement disputes, image rights issues and patent nullity actions.
"Excellent" founding partner José Roberto Gusmão is described by a market commentator as "a revered figure in the IP arena who is well liked by his clients and has a great reputation in the pharmaceutical industry." Another observer comments: "He is a very good lawyer and well deserving of his top position." He is routinely called upon by major players from the technology, food and manufacturing industries to advise on patent litigation before INPI, trade marks and image rights cases.